Polperro 4 Morwenstow 3
POLPERRO recovered from the shock of a 2-1 defeat by bottom club St Teath in their last home match to get the better of Morwenstow in a seven-goal thriller in the one East Cornwall League game to beat the weather on Saturday.
The Killigarth pitch was heavy but playable and the two teams produced some good entertainment in the league's only match to have been played so far in a wet and windy February.
Rob Spencer opened the scoring for Polperro but Morwenstow belied their lowly league position as they hit back to take a 2-1 lead with goals from Tudor Placenta and Matt McDonough.
The game remained in the balance with Polperro recovering to regain the lead at 3-2 with Luke Cloke and Dominic Richardson on target. Morwenstow stuck to their task, however, and were back on level terms with an equaliser from Nick Purcell.
Any hopes of the visitors holding on for a point were dashed, however, when the lively Richardson saw a cracking volley turned into the net by George Saada to clinch victory for Polperro.
Man of the Match: Dominic Richardson (Polperro).
PREMIER division leaders Torpoint hope to return to action for what would be only their second match since Boxing Day with a visit to lowly St Dominick on Saturday afternoon.
It will be their first match since winning 2-0 at home to Elburton Villa on January 11.
St Dominick, who are only two points off the bottom of the table, have only had two league fixtures since the end of November.
They boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation by finishing 2013 with home wins over Wadebridge and Bere Alston but crashed 6-1 at Tavistock in their last outing on January 11.
Second-placed Saltash, who are level on points with Torpoint but have played one match more, are due to host Morwenstow, another team battling against the threat of relegation.
The Ashes have had a mixed start to the 2014 in the two matches they have played, going down 3-1 at home to Millbrook but bouncing back for a 5-0 win away to Liskeard at the end of January.
Morwenstow are on a run of five successive league defeats, but will take some encouragement from a spirited performance in their 4-3 defeat at Polperro in the one match that went ahead last Saturday.
Bottom club St Teath will be frustrated by the fact that they do not have a fixture scheduled for Saturday even if the weather relents.
Meanwhile, Kilkhampton, who are one place off the bottom, face what could be testing home clash against Liskeard.
Polperro closed to within seven points of Torpoint with three games in hand following Saturday's win over Morwenstow but have a tricky test away to Launceston, who are one place behind them in the table.
The other premier fixtures see fourth placed Callington at home to Elburton Villa while Wadebridge visit Tavistock.
Plymouth Parkway and Bere Alston will have another attempt at staging their Rowett Insurance League Cup second round, with the option of switching the tie to Bere Alston if Bolitho Park is ruled out of bounds.
One of the top games in the first division sees third placed Edgcumbe at home to Roche, who are four points behind them with a game in hand.
Although Edgcumbe are six points adrift of leaders Fowey they have two matches in hand and were enjoying a great run in which they collected 26 points from ten games before losing 4-1 at Fowey in their last league match on December 28.
Their only outing since then was a 2-0 win at Lanreath in the Roy Radford division one cup.
Fowey, who travel to Bude on Saturday, have completed two league games since the win over Edgcumbe, losing 2-0 at home to second placed Plymstock but bouncing back with a 4-3 home win over Roche.
The bottom three clubs all have away fixtures with Nanpean visiting St Stephens Borough, Holsworthy travelling to Lanreath and Camelford making the trip to St Austell.
The other first division game sees Mevagissey at home to Bodmin.